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Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
leaving the h street festival in northeast d.c. saturday about 7:00 p.m. jackie benson is live with more on what the victim wishes he had done differently. jackie? >> reporter: it was a scary end to a day of fun. the victim now says he wishes he had made a police report. >> i think kind of in the adrenaline of everything going on, you don't think long term about why it's important to have everything on record. and i just wanted to go home. >> reporter: the shiner under matt beck's right eye is healing but it will take much longer for him to forget what happened saturday evening. he and a friend had just attended the h street festival, considered one of the most vibrant diverse neighborhoods. but when beck and a friend left and began walking down h street, he said they were confronted by something ugly. >> there was a group of guys who started following us. nothing too threatening, but made me a little paranoid. we crossed the street, they crossed the street. and then they ran up to the block in front of us, and as we walked by, completely unprovoked, just jumped out and started throwing
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, jackie benson, news4. >>> in politics now, a set of anonymous text messages sent out to virginia voters. the messages accuse senate candidate tim kaine of wanting to impose a radical tax on all americans. they were sent to voters in the hampton roads area this week. kaine's campaign said they did not send those messages, and today kaine questioned the timing of the text with a new ad from his opponent george allen. >> it's one thing to air millions of dollars of false negative ads, but it's another thing to invade people's privacy with unsolicited text messages. we don't yet know who is behind them. but, again, the fact that they occurred, you know, less than 24 hours from the campaign launching an ad on exactly the same topic, we've got to get to the bottom of it. >> kaine's office is also questioning how the anonymous source got people's cell phone numbers. they're calling on the state attorney general to investigate. >>> the d.c. police department tonight is turning over its mobile crime investigation unit to civilians, freeing up about 80 uniformed police officers for other police d
Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, we have team coverage. jackie benson has more on the demonstration outside the white house. but, first, here's chard attacks on u.s. diplomatic buildings. one here in cairo. spontaneous in passion, harmless. the other in benghazi. focused and deadly. protesters in cairo answer a preacher's call on tv to go to the u.s. embassy to denounce a video made in the u.s. that insults islam. by 6:00 p.m., protesters scale walls. no one is hurt, but egyptian police are noticeably slow to arrive. around 10:00 p.m. in libya, militants attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. they set the consulate on fire. over the next five hours until nearly dawn, u.s. and libyan security personnel inside the consulate battle the militants building to building. four americans, including the consulate, were killed. today, the libyan government, which has close relations with the united states, apologized. and there was a pro-american demonstration in benghazi. but elsewhere in the region, there were anti-american demonstrations. in afghanistan, the government blocked access to youtube. and in egypt, where it
Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
.c. police are releasing this surveillance video. jackie benson is at the deanwood metro station with the story. >> reporter: this is security camera video from the deanwood metro station in northeast washington thursday, september 6th, aroun:00th, around 1118 p. train pulled into the station. watch the suspect. he's wearing the polo shirt. he timed the walk through the tunnel so that eventually, he and the victim were alone. he followed her two blocks to 45th north place and sexually assaulted him. this is a computer-generated sketch of the suspect created from information from the woman who was attacked. he was in his early 20s, medium complexion. women who use the deanwood station told news 4 they are unaware of the crime. some expressed frustration at not seeing more of a regular police prensz here in the early morning hours. >> when i'm coming here, someone was following me. they were talking to the police and it's the second time i got followed. >> at the times i do come through, i do see cops. usually u it's some type of incident. >> reporter: it's not clear whether this c
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
last year. now those who bank in that area are feeling nervous. jackie benson is outside the capital one bank on new hampshire avenue with the latest on the investigation. jackie? >> reporter: doreen, the victim, 33, was shot in the hand. now the shooting is causing great concern in the latino community. they believe that the victim, a painting contractor, was targeted by the suspect who assumed he was carrying large sums of money. >> he was cut in the corner by his van, with the door open to his van, talking on the phone. >> you said he had his arm tuckedup him? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: jason miller who works at a nearby restaurant describes the scene at the hampshire langley shopping center at university boulevard in takoma park around 7:00 last night. he says he saw a man obviously in distress standing next to a van with ladders on top. >> the victim was across the parking lot over here, calling the police, talking to the police on the phone. in english you could hear him saying i'm right over here. he was in distress. the police sirens are going off. there was several police c
Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, jackie benson, news4. >>> protests continue late into the night at u.s. embassies, as new details emerge about the americans killed in libya. this is the scene in cairo, egypt, with hundreds of protestors still outside. the outrage over an anltty-islam video produced in the u.s. has sparked angry demonstrations in 11 nations. we've just learn thad two former navy s.e.a.l.s are among the four americans killed in that attack on the embassy in benghazi. glen dougherty and tyrone woods were both working as security contractors. the state department writes that, as a registered nurse and paramedic, woods had the hands of a healer as well as the arms of a warrior. dougherty's family says he was part of the team that rescued private jessica lynch in iraq in 2003. four people have now been arrested in connection with the attack on the embassy. >>> a developing story tonight in germantown, fuse caught fire knocking out power to more than 100 customers tonight, including a giant food store. this is exclusive video shot by a viewer. the fuse was on clopper road here between germantown road and grea
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
they've had to deal with several times already this year. jackie benson has more on how residents are trying to keep things dry and when a real solution to the problem might be ready to go. >> reporter: there is a lot of anxiety here. people are still dealing with insurance claims from multiple floods. their d.c. councilmembers say they've waited too long for helps. >> you can ask for a flood assistance fund to be established. it hasn't happened. tomorrow we'll introduce legislation designed to address this. designed to create a fund to compensate victim of these horrible floods. >> reporter: it was already drizzling as people came to the corner of north and v streets to pick up sandbags. >> i'm planning on using them to barricade the stair wells for the basement. because we did have some water creep in. but it was rain water. not the awful stuff that people have been getting. >> reporter: d.c. water stationed an army of employees in the bloomingdale neighborhood. it was hard hit by flooding three time this summer. the culprit, an outdated 19th century storm drain system. a task f
Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
:00. jackie benson, news4. >>> disappointment in st. louis as rg-iii takes his first nfl loss. to make matters worse, the skins will head into their home opener without a couple of key defensive players. dan hellie has more on this big injury list. and a tough monday, dan. >> reporter: yeah, handly, a double dose of devastating injury news for the redskins. adam carriker, done for the year. brian orakpo, out for the rest of the season as well. carriker suffered a torn quad. orakpo, a torn pectoral muscle. he had surgery for the very same surgery during the off-season. carriker actually knew last night he would be done for the year. but orakpo wasn't quite so sure. today the news was worst case scenario. >> rak tore his peck in a little different spot on the right side. it will be about four-month recovery time. so he'll be gone for the season as well. you've got guys like jackson and chris wilson, they both have to step up and play at a very high level. we all know how well rak has played. hopefully the guys playing at that position will play well. >> reporter: the front seven expected to be t
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the middle of the afternoon at st. stephen. jack yen benson is live at the church that's well known for its work in the community. jackie? >> reporter: it is, doreen, and this happened as homeless and hungry people were being fed in the church basement. >> that's pretty amoral. >> reporter: amoral is how the actions are described. this is a security camera image of the suspect who pursued a 27-year-old man into st. stephen's church saturday and robbed him at gunpoint. the victim told police the man in the striped shirt entered behind him around noon, running up the steps pointing a handgun. he says the man put the gun to the back of his asked ask you, do you have any money? as the suspect was taking his minger bag, i phone and wallet, a pastor heard the noise and walked in. the suspect turned the gun on her before fleeing. anchts it's just somebody who i guess doesn't have any option, even though it's not an excuse. this church does a lot for the commune. >> ellen baynard volunteers. >> i was sad to hear that someone came in here, one of the guards who do our patrol for security, i was very
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